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Official: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Disney's MARY POPPINS Sequel Alongside Emily BluntOfficial: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Disney's MARY POPPINS Sequel Alongside Emily Blunt
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 25, 2016

About two months ago, BroadwayWorld reported that Lin-Manuel Miranda was in talks to star in Disney's MARY POPPINS sequel. Now, due to Disney setting the release dates for their upcoming live action films, The Wrap has confirmed that Miranda is officially on tap to star in the film, alongside INTO THE WOODS star, Emily Blunt.   (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emily Blunt Stars in Thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAINVIDEO: First Look - Emily Blunt Stars in Thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures' THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. (more...)

Idina Menzel Says Guest-Starring Role on GLEE Was 'Bittersweet'Idina Menzel Says Guest-Starring Role on GLEE Was 'Bittersweet'
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Yesterday, Broadway's Idina Menzel headed one the Tribeca Film Festival's talks titled STORYTELLERS - IDINA MENZEL, in which she talked about her life and career in front of a audience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tribeca Talks: Storytellers Welcomes Idina Menzel!Photo Coverage: Tribeca Talks: Storytellers Welcomes Idina Menzel!
by Walter McBride - Apr 19, 2016

Idina Menzel has trail blazed a career in film, television and theater. Starting at the inception of stage shows, she has made not only made roles iconic, but has also performed in a variety of mediums and showcased her abilities as a songwriter. Just yesterday, she headed one the Tribeca Film Festival's talks with TRIBECA TALKS: STORYTELLERS - IDINA MENZEL, in which she talked about her life and career in front of a audience. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Britain's Got Talent Singing Sensation Beau Dermott Visits WICKEDPhoto Flash: Britain's Got Talent Singing Sensation Beau Dermott Visits WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, was delighted to welcome Beau Dermott and her family to the Apollo Victoria Theatre last night (Friday 15 April), where she met the cast after the show. 12 year old Beau's rendition of Wicked's hit song 'Defying Gravity' wowed the judges on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, winning her the 'Golden Buzzer' and immediately securing herself a place in the live semi-finals. (more...)

WICKED Becomes 8th Longest-Running Show in West EndWICKED Becomes 8th Longest-Running Show in West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has become the 8th longest-running show currently playing in the West End*, following the closure on Saturday 9th April 2016 of Billy Elliot The Musical after an incredible run of 11 years. Wicked, which is now in its 10th year, is already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history*.  *Information verified by The Society of London Theatre. (more...)

UK's WICKED to Play 4000th Performance, TodayUK's WICKED to Play 4000th Performance, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will play its landmark 4000th performance at 2.30pm today (Wednesday 30 March 2016). The award-winning production is currently the9th longest-running show in the West End* and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history*.  *Information verified by The Society of London Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Curry as The Wizard in the West End's WICKEDPhoto Flash: First Look at Mark Curry as The Wizard in the West End's WICKED
by Marianka Swain - Mar 29, 2016

West End musical phenomenon WICKED, which tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has released the first pictures of Mark Curry as The Wizard. Actor and presenter Curry took over the role on March 25, alongside Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq) and Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose). (more...)

FOX to Air Special 'Tweet Along' Encore of GREASE: LIVE This SundayFOX to Air Special 'Tweet Along' Encore of GREASE: LIVE This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Don't miss a special 'Tweet-Along' Encore of GREASE: LIVE airing Easter Sunday, March 27 (7:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX! (more...)

WICKED Makes a Return to Manila, Feb 2017WICKED Makes a Return to Manila, Feb 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

WICKED, the Broadway and London's West End blockbuster, acclaimed as 'one of the greatest musicals of our time' (Daily Mail, UK) is set to cast its magical spell over Manila audiences when it returns in February 2017. To be part of the ticket waitlist, visit TicketWorld.com.ph. (more...)

Rejoicify! WICKED Brings in Over $1 Billion in Broadway Box Office SalesRejoicify! WICKED Brings in Over $1 Billion in Broadway Box Office Sales
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Since opening in October 2003, the blockbuster musical WICKED has grossed over $1 billion solely from its Broadway Box Office, a milestone reached in a record 12½ years -- faster, by far, than any other production in Broadway history.  It joins The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera as the only shows to have grossed $1 billion in Broadway Box Office. (more...)

Props, Costumes From FOX's GREASE: LIVE! Now Up for AuctionProps, Costumes From FOX's GREASE: LIVE! Now Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

GREASE: LIVE!, Paramount Television's sensational reimagining of the beloved musical Grease, was a hit with critics and audiences alike and now viewers will have a chance to own a piece of the landmark live television event.  (more...)

Attention Ozians! Broadway's WICKED Will Launch Digital Lottery Next WeekAttention Ozians! Broadway's WICKED Will Launch Digital Lottery Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Attention Ozians! The Broadway blockbuster Wicked will add a digital lottery to its current ticket offerings beginning next Tuesday, March 8, it was announced today. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda In Talks to Star in Disney's MARY POPPINS Sequel!Lin-Manuel Miranda In Talks to Star in Disney's MARY POPPINS Sequel!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 24, 2016

HAMILTON's star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently in discussions to star in Disney's upcoming sequel to the beloved film MARY POPPINS. (more...)

Disney Pursuing Emily Blunt for Rob Marshall-Helmed MARY POPPINS SequelDisney Pursuing Emily Blunt for Rob Marshall-Helmed MARY POPPINS Sequel
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 18, 2016

INTO THE WOODS star Emily Blunt may re-team with Disney once more. (more...)

BWW Review: CARMEN - An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical at Olney Theatre Center - New Musical Sizzles With SensualityBWW Review: CARMEN - An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical at Olney Theatre Center - New Musical Sizzles With Sensuality
by Charles Shubow - Feb 17, 2016

Get your tickets now for what could become the hottest ticket of the 2016 theater season. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE Took the Live TV Musical to School with Three Important LessonsGREASE: LIVE Took the Live TV Musical to School with Three Important Lessons
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 14, 2016

Now that we are a full two weeks removed from Fox's first foray into the world of live, televised musicals, I think it is time to look back at the lessons learned from GREASE: LIVE. Though I hailed it as a rousing success in my review, on Broadway Radio's 'This Week on Broadway,' and on BWW's 'Some Like it Pop' podcast, there are a fair number of critics and viewers that had perfectly reasonable hesitations. Whether it was occasional sound issues, too strict a reliance on the film for inspiration, the wonky new song, or uneven performances, I am fine with acknowledging those shortcomings; but to me, there are three things that made GREASE: LIVE the most entertaining and artistically satisfying live musical of this recently reinvigorated phenomenon. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Stage West Coast Premiere of COLOSSALSan Francisco Playhouse to Stage West Coast Premiere of COLOSSAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with West Coast premiere of Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, directed by Jon Tracy. (more...)

WICKED Will Become Broadway's 10th Longest-Running Show This Weekend!WICKED Will Become Broadway's 10th Longest-Running Show This Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The international blockbuster WICKED will play its 5,124th Broadway performance on Sunday, February 14th at 2pm, surpassing Rent to become the 10th longest-running production in Broadway history.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/8/2016 - HUGHIE, SAPPY SONGS, WOODSMAN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/8/2016 - HUGHIE, SAPPY SONGS, WOODSMAN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HUGHIE begins, THE WOODSMAN opens, and Alan Cumming makes his Carnegie Hall solo debut! (more...)

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